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College Ministry Love

Each week during the “Love Jesus” series, we’ll be sharing testimonies and showing examples of people committed to resurrection love. Through their actions, they’re showing a Christlike lifestyle in our community. One such model is in our college ministry. Sunday evening marks the end of the spring season for college ministry. What a remarkable year […]

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Investing

Thank you for investing in First Baptist during the first quarter of 2015. We’ve had a tremendous response to the generosity emphasis in February. Because you have given so faithfully, and folks have begun to give regularly, we can praise the Lord this quarter for his abundant blessings. Our giving to the budget rose over […]

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Spiritual Growth Together

There is nothing quite like getting away with a group of friends to rest, renew, and dream. This past week, I’ve had the privilege of spending a few days with deacons and staff in separate retreats. Our themes were the same. We heard reports from our strategic planning process, discussed some of the more challenging […]

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Gatherings

Following the resurrection, Jesus gathered with his disciples. Whether behind locked doors in the Gospel of John, on the road to Emmaus to share a meal, or after a long day of work on the beach of the Sea of Galilee, the Easter season means fellowship. This past week, I’ve had a chance to meet […]

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Resurrection Season

Easter is more than a day; it’s a resurrection lifestyle that changes the direction of this life and eternal life forever. Just as we use Lent to prepare for Easter for 40 days, Easter is a season that lasts 50 days. Through the power of the resurrection, we learn how to love Jesus and each […]

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The Way We Love

Loving Jesus is a daily decision to show and demonstrate the presence of Christ in our lives. During Connections Weekend in February, Scot McKnight called love a “rugged commitment.” It’s more than a feeling or a set of principles. Loving Jesus binds us to Him and his followers. Sometimes it requires a difficult climb over […]

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Love Jesus

Love Jesus

When the disciples see the resurrected Lord, they decide they cannot follow Jesus alone. As much as they need Jesus in their lives, they also decide to commit to each other in the way Jesus taught them to do. They love each other faithfully with grace and truth. Because Jesus rose again, they share the […]

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Why I Give

By Nick Meyer Money…it is just a number. Yes, we are called to be good stewards of what God has entrusted to us; however, some people let this “number” consume their lives and define their feeling of self-worth (especially around April 15th). This becomes a problem when a believer puts this “number” as his or her […]

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Public Work

Last week, I blogged about the homework of Holy Week. This week, it’s time to enjoy the liturgy, literally “public work,” of Holy Week. The word used most often by mainline Protestant and traditional churches to describe worship “liturgy” comes from an old Latin word liturgia. Originally,” liturgy” referred to things that we call today […]

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Holy Week Is Here

Thursday before Palm Sunday is the day my pastoral homework is usually due. Holy Week is like final exams. No more time for studying. It’s time to proclaim what you know. So usually the Thursday before Palm Sunday I finish the homework to be ready for the worship work. So let me share with you […]

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